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Lucas: Coutinho can be a big success at Liverpool

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Lucas Leiva believes compatriot Philippe Coutinho can be a big success at Liverpool after the youngster sealed his move to Inter on Wednesday.

The Brazilian starlet completed a £8.5m move to Merseyside and teammate Lucas is excited at the prospect of playing alongside the former Vasco da Gama midfielder.

“Coutinho is a very talented player,” Lucas said. “He is very young but he has a lot of experience already.

“I had the chance to watch him when he got his first cap for Brazil a couple of years ago as we were both in the team.

“He is a proper Brazilian with a lot of skill and he likes to play with the ball and score goals. He had a very good spell at Espanyol when he was on loan last season and I think he will be a great player for the future for us.”

Lucas believes that Coutinho will adapt to the Premier League despite the culture shock normally associated with moving to England.

“I think he will be able to cope,” Lucas added. “Of course in Italy it’s a different type of game but he has experience of playing in both Serie A and La Liga.

“We hope he settles very quickly. Hopefully he will feel comfortable and play really well for us.”

Source: Liverpool Echo


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